Category: FHPCA

FHPCA Announces 2019 Officers and Committee Chairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) FHPCA is proud to announce Executive Officers and Committee Chairs for 2019. The Committee Chairs execute key strategic plan initiatives of FHPCA’s mission to ensure excellence and access to hospice care. … Continue reading

FHPCA Recognized Representative Charlie Stone for Championing Hospice and Palliative Care

OCALA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On October 11, in conjunction with Hospice of Marion County’s “Uptown Hoedown” Gala and fundraiser, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association presented Rep. Charlie Stone (R), Ocala, with a “2018 Hospice Champion Award.” The event took place in Marion County’s Southeastern Livestock Pavilion.  … Continue reading

Governor Rick Scott Signs Proclamation Commemorating Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Governor Rick Scott has declared November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Last year, more than 137,351 patients received hospice care throughout Florida. Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association is pleased to join hospice providers across … Continue reading

Florida Representative Travis Cummings Receives 2018 Hospice Champion Award

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2018, /PRNewswire/ — Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association presented Rep. Travis Cummings (R), Orange Park the “2018 Hospice Champion Award” on August 23rd. The “Hospice Champion” Award is granted to those who display dedication to public service in assuring access to … Continue reading

FHPCA Recognized Florida Senator Denise Grimsley for Championing Hospice and Palliative Care

Tallahassee, Fla.—During the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) fourth quarter Board Meeting at Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith presented Senator Denise Grimsley with the Hospice Champion Award. FHPCA recognized Senator Grimsley’s role … Continue reading

FHPCA Awards Grant to Explore Attitudes about Hospice in Hispanic Community

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association announced the recipient of FHPCA’s research support grant, Opus Care of South Florida. This research project will seek to understand the key factors that influence end-of-life decisions in the Hispanic community including beliefs and … Continue reading

FHPCA Presents Six Awards of Excellence to Distinguished Hospice Programs and Professionals at 2017 Forum

Orlando, FL. – Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care at this year’s Forum. The Awards of Excellence program provides a venue for hospice professionals to honor … Continue reading

FHPCA Recognizes Former AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek with Outstanding Public Service Award

Orlando, Fla.—Today, during the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) quarterly Board Meeting in Orlando, the Board presented Liz Dudek with the Outstanding Public Service Award in recognition of decades of dedicated public service and her commitment to assuring … Continue reading

FHPCA’s House Bill 539 Passes Subcommittee Hearing

Today, FHPCA’s House Bill 539- “An Act Relating to Hospices” passed the Florida House Health Innovation Subcommittee. This bill addresses quality measures, prescription drug disposal after a patient’s death, and palliative care services to non-hospice, seriously ill patients. Here’s the … Continue reading

Registration for 2017 Forum is Open

Video: Our Forum Planning Committee is preparing for you!   Our Forum Website is now live and you can register for your spot at FHPCA’s Annual Forum! Whether you are a seasoned hospice professional or have just begun your career … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and FHPCA wants to remind women everywhere to get tested early. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 get an annual mammogram and a clinical physical examination. For … Continue reading

Florida Hospices Enact Storm Emergency Plans to Keep Patients Safe

In a span of a month, two hurricanes have battered Florida’s coast. Recently, Hurricane Matthew left the Northeast Coast with damaged homes, fallen trees, dangerous flooding, and power outages. Severe weather can come to our doorstep at anytime and that’s … Continue reading

Local Hospice Explains Grief Counseling Program

  The attacks that occurred in Orlando this past weekend brought a sense of hopelessness and deep sorrow to communities across Florida. How can people deal with grief during this difficult time? At the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association, … Continue reading

Hospice Offers Grief Support After Orlando Tragedy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the devastating attack in Orlando over the weekend, the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) encourages communities across the state of Florida to contact their local hospice provider for grief and bereavement services. Hospices offer … Continue reading

What is Palliative Care?

  Charles Suggs lII, MD Medical Director of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care So you have heard about palliative care, but are unsure of what it is. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious … Continue reading

Nominations for the Awards of Excellence Are Now Open

It’s that time again! Time to select those outstanding hospice professionals you would like to see nominated for the “Awards of Excellence“. For those who might not know, these awards are a unique opportunity  for outstanding individuals to get statewide recognition for … Continue reading

2016 Hospice Works Forum Registration is Now Open!

  Our 2016 “Hospice Works” Forum registration is now open! This is an end-of-life conference designed for administrative hospice professionals working in: Leadership Quality/Compliance Marketing/Communications Information Technology Human Resources Finance Fund Development Save $100 with the Advanced Early Bird Rate (deadline … Continue reading

Brother At Rest Visits Seniors and Hospice Patients in Pasco County    

Brother At Rest, the painting created at the 2015 FHPCA Forum Conference, spent the past two weeks at Gulfside Hospice where it spent time among seniors, patients and families. Gulfside Hospice took the painting to a few local senior residence facilities … Continue reading

Awareness Campaign Helps Public Understand Hospice

  Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is pleased to announce Let Hospice Help, a new initiative to increase public awareness of hospice care in Florida. Paul Ledford, President & CEO of FHPCA, says, “We realize that there is … Continue reading

Treasure Coast Volunteer Wins Prestigious Hospice Award

Brian Logue was first introduced to hospice care when the wife of his friend fell ill. Impressed and inspired by the care she received in her last months under Treasure Coast Hospice, he began his selfless quest to become a … Continue reading

On The Road – A Work Of Art, With A Lot of Heart

Attendees at our 2015 clinical conference, “Painting the Picture: Messaging Metrics & Mission,” had a unique opportunity to witness artists such as poets, dancers, and painters perform their crafts during the “The Art of Grief” Live Art Showcase. One of … Continue reading

Get 25% Off on the Palliative Care Consultant Book

This year’s Forum attendees enjoyed a free copy of HospiScript’s Palliative Care Consultant Book. Now everyone can enjoy this comprehensive palliative care guide for 25% off the $69.99 ticket price. PURCHASE BOOK Use discount code 3H2XGAEZ   –   Discount expires … Continue reading

Announcing the 2015 Forum Award of Excellence Winners

Orlando, FL. – On May 21st, in conjunction with the 30th Annual Forum “Painting the Picture: Messaging Metrics & Mission”, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2015 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and … Continue reading

We Have a New Job Board!

In a continued effort bring valuable benefits to our members, FHPCA is excited to announce that we have installed to a new Job Board ( on our website. This new FHPCA Job Board provides members more control over their listings, … Continue reading

FHPCA Announces 2015 Executive Committee Chairs

FHPCA is proud to announce the Executive Committee Committee Chairs for 2015. The Committee Chairs drive FHPCA’s strategic plan initiatives and work hard to ensure FHPCA’s mission to assure excellence and access to hospice care, and advocate for the needs … Continue reading